3. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Fairy Pools are located two miles from the Glen Brittle beach. They are a part of a stream coming from the Glen Brittle forest which flows in clear quiet streams and beautiful waterfalls. There’s not so much public transport and you can take a walk through the pools enjoying the serene beauty. The great news is that you can swim here, but the water is rather cold even in summer. When visiting Fairy Pools, make sure you don’t do anything to harm the environment here.
Fairy Pools might not be so popular and I know many people avoid visiting this place when they backpack in Scotland. However, this place is perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, wildlife lovers and those who live a busy life. You will find many rare plants and animals here. I’ve visited Fairy Pools a few times and I can’t understand why so many people miss such a breathtaking place. On my last visit I was happily taking photos of Fairy Pools and I consider it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Though I think it’s better to visit Fairy Pools on a sunny day since it could be very muddy on rainy day.